|Exercise Desert Rock - U.S. Department of Defense|
In 1951, the Army, working with the Atomic Energy Commission, carried out the Desert Rock Exercises, an experiment to "dispel much of the fear and uncertainty surrounding atomic radiation and the effects of gamma and x-rays." A tent encampment was set up about 27 miles from where the atomic explosions were detonated on the Nevada Proving Grounds. The encampment housed about 5,000 Army soldiers, civilian observers and technicians...
Keywords: Exercise Desert Rock; Desert Rock; 1951; nuclear; nuclear testing; atomic; atomic testing; Nevada; Nevada Test Site; NTS; Buster Jangle; Buster-Jangle; Buster; Jangle; military; radiation; radioactive; fallout; Cold War
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|Federal Civil Defense Administration: "Let's Face It" - USAF Lookout Mountain laboratory|
"Civil Defense, based on the assumption that a nuclear attack from the former Soviet Union was imminent, ranked high on the list of U.S. priorities in the 1960âs. The Federal Civil Defense Administration was in charge of this Cold War activity. A key point emphasized in the video is that for citizens to survive a nuclear attack, they must be prepared. This meant they must know the locations of approved Civil Defense shelters or have their own shelter at their home, or both...
Keywords: Civil Defense; nuclear war; nuclear weapon; cold war; atomic bomb; nuclear test; nevada test site; nevada proving ground; teapot; buster-jangle; 1950s
|Military Participation on BUSTER-JANGLE - USAF Lookout Mountain Laboratory|
Military Participation on BUSTER-JANGLE - 1951 - 1:17:00 - Nevada, Color, Sanitized Operation RANGER was the first continental nuclear test series conducted at the Nevada Proving Ground (now called the Nevada Test Site). With the exception of the Trinity shot in New Mexico, all previous weapons testing was conducted at the Pacific Proving Ground in the Marshall Islands area. From January through February, 1951, five airdrop tests were conducted...
Keywords: Buster Jangle; Buster; Jangle; Nevada Proving Ground; Nevada Test Site; Atomic Energy Commission; nuclear test; atomic test; national defense; Department of Defense; Department of Energy; radiation; radioactivity; fallout; radioactive
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|Target Nevada - USAF Lookout Mountain Laboratory|
As shown in the titles, this film is about "the story of United States Air Force support to the Atomic Energy Commission on continental atomic tests". Narrated by Carey Wilson, it uses footage shown also in "Operation Buster-Jangle" of 1951 (avaiable here on Archive.org). Being a work of the USAF, this film is in public domain.
Keywords: Nuclear blast; nuclear bomb; atomic bomb; cold war; operation buster jangle; nevada proving ground; nevada test site; lookout mountain laboratory; atomic energy commission; AEC; department of energy; DOE; department of defense; DOD; US Air Force; USAF; 1951
|Atomic Weapons Tests: TRINITY through BUSTER-JANGLE - Lookout Mountain Laboratory USAF|
This was a broad overview report to carefully qualified members of secret oversight committees of U.S. Congress, as well as a collective archive of the Armed Forces Special Weapons Project. This film was declassified in 1997 after careful sanitization by experts to edit out secrets sensitive to technical information protected by the U.S. Department of Energy -- the successor to the Atomic Energy Commission -- and the U.S...
Keywords: Trinity; Sandstone; Greenhouse; Buster Jangle; atomic; nuclear; Cold War; atomic testing; nuclear testing; 1945; 1946; 1948; 1951; military; Eniwetok; Enewetak; Eniwetak; Bikini; Bikini Atoll; Pacific Proving Ground; national defense; Department of Defense; Department of Energy; radiation; radioactivity; fallout; radioactive; thermonuclear test; thermonuclear
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